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WELCOME to the Town of Otis, Massachusetts!

The Town of Otis is located in the southeast portion of Berkshire County. It is bordered by the towns of Tyringham, Monterey, Becket, Sandisfield, Tolland and Blandford. It is a town nestled quaintly along several lakes and ponds, against gentle slopes of the Berkshire Range, and in the Farmington River Valley. Otis was established as a town in 1810, from two towns Bethlehem and Louden. Travelers seeking new land in Western Massachusetts settled the town for its location along the Old Knox Trail also known as the Old Boston to Albany Turnpike. Today, Otis has a population of approximately 1,360 people according to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2000. The Town is continuing to grow with new homes going in every year by both new residents and second homebuyers. Otis is a desirable place to live for its short distance to Springfield and other metropolis places. The Town of Otis has a diverse landscape with elevations rising to more than 1,900 feet, a large water body reservoir, and open space lands. This Town is a haven for outdoor recreation having pleasant forests, open fields, cool streams, deep ponds and lakes, and nurturing wetlands.  Along with natural elements the Town has a ski resort, several campgrounds, and State Forest Preserves. The natural setting, the small town laid back attitude, the small business enterprises and recreation opportunities makes it a good place to live.*

*Excerpt from Community Development Plan prepared by Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
Background Photo:  Merritt Road by Evelyn Garvey

Upcoming Events

Tue 20

Conservation Commission Meeting

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 20

Special Town Meeting

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 21

Chair Yoga

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Organizer: Otis Recreation Commission
413/269-4541
Wed 21

COA Pot Luck

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wed 21

Technology Meeting

February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Transfer Station Hours

Monday 7am-3pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Saturday 7am-3pm
Sunday 9am-4pm

Todays Weather
39°
light rain
humidity: 93%
wind: 3mph E
H 43 • L 39
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Wed
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